Pastries

Luscious Lemon Bars

Lemons are one of the most commonly used citrus fruits all over the world. Their bright yellow color is a mood-booster and they really make an excellent decoration for your dining table or countertops. But this type of fruit is not only aesthetically appealing. It comes with a plethora of health benefits, too.

First of all, lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, which is essential in keeping your immune system strong and healthy. They also have soluble fiber, which is very useful when it comes to losing weight and improving digestion. Studies say that lemons support heart health, prevent kidney stones, serve as excellent protection against anemia, and reduce cancer risk.

The health benefits that you can enjoy from incorporating lemons into your diet can go on and on. Therefore, you should find ways to include them when preparing your food and drinks. That should not be hard to do because lemons are versatile. They can be used in so many recipes from pasta to desserts….

Yes, desserts! One of which is lemon bars. Have you had one before? They are delicious, right? Plus, they are very attractive.

Here is the best lemon bar recipe that you should learn to make. Easy and definitely very healthy!

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Luscious Lemon Bars


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 36 servings 1x

Description

These easy, luscious lemon bars are perfect for dessert. They are sweet and rich in flavor. Very refreshing!


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Ingredients

2 lemons (juiced, seeds removed)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup butter (softened)

2 cups white sugar

4 large eggs


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine softened butter, flour (2 cups), and white sugar (1/2 cup) in a bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of a pan (9×13 inch).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
  4. Using a separate bowl, combine remaining sugar and flour, eggs, as well as the lemon juice. Top baked crust with the mixture.
  5. Bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and then slice into 2-inch squares.

Notes

It is important that you allow the lemon bars to cool off before slicing them. This should give them enough time to firm up.

In just less than an hour, you will be able to serve the best lemon bars to your loved ones. You can even have them for snacks. I’m sure even your little kids would love them!

How to Store Lemon Bars

If you intend to make a huge batch and you are unable to finish the lemon bars in just one day, you can keep the rest in the refrigerator. But be sure to store them in a covered container. These little beauties should last for up to five days as long as they are refrigerated.

Closing Thoughts

Lemon bars are an easy-to-make dessert. They are delicious and healthy. So be it an ordinary day or a special occasion, do not hesitate to make this luscious lemon bar recipe. Believe me, they are going to be the star of your dinner table! You also have the option to serve them in different sizes.